What you need to know about Thursday's game between the Dallas Stars and New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden:
Game 1: Dallas Stars vs. New York Rangers
When: Thursday, October 14 at 6 p.m. CT
Where: Madison Square Garden - New York, NY
TV: Bally Sports Southwest (Josh Bogorad, Daryl "Razor" Reaugh, Lauren Callender, Brien Rea, Brent Severyn, Michelle McMahon)
Radio: The Ticket 96.7-FM, 1310-AM (Josh Bogorad, Daryl "Razor" Reaugh, Owen Newkirk, Bruce LeVine)
Online stream: Bally Sports, ESPN+ (blackout restrictions apply)
Live stats: NHL GameCenter
Official Watching Party: AT&T Discovery District, 208 S. Akard Street, Dallas, TX 75202
Welcome to New York (it's been waiting for you)
• The Stars faceoff against the New York Rangers Thursday night in their first game of the 2021-22 NHL season. The second and final match up between the teams will be in Dallas on March 12, 2022.
• The Stars did not play the Rangers in the 2020-21 season. They recorded a record of 1-1-0 against the Rangers in the 2019-20 season.
• Forward Joe Pavelski lead the Stars in scoring against the Rangers in 2019-20, recording three points (two goals, one assist) in two games. Pavelski has recorded a total of 17 points (five goals, 12 assists) in 18 career games against New York.
• In 37 career games against the Rangers, forward Blake Comeau has accrued 24 points (14 goals, 10 assists), his highest total against any individual opponent. His three game-winning goals against them are tied for the most he's recorded against any opponent (other: Toronto) and potted the deciding goal in the Stars most recent win against the Rangers on Feb. 3, 2020.
• Forward Michael Raffl has played as many games against the Rangers as any other opponent over the course of his career (other: Islanders). He has recorded 12 points (four goals, eight assists) in 31 games, including one of three career shorthanded goals.
Sut Sut Suter-o
• After nine seasons in Minnesota, defenseman Ryan Suter signed a four-year contract with the Stars on July 28, 2021.
• Suter joins the Stars as the most experienced NHL player on the roster, having played in 1,198 games in 16 NHL seasons. He has played the second-most games among active defenseman in the NHL, while he also ranks fifth in points and second in assists (93 goals, 514 assists, 607 points).
• In 2020-21, Suter was one of only four Minnesota skaters to play all 56 games. He averaged 22:11 minutes of ice time per game, third highest among Minnesota defensemen. He ranked third on the team with a +9 rating and tied for fourth with six power-play points.
• He appeared in the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the 12th season, skating in seven games in the first round against Vegas.
• Suter led Minnesota in average ice time, playing 24:03 minutes per game and recorded one assist, five takeaways, 10 hits and 10 blocked shots in the postseason.
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